Published: May 7th 2012May 7th 2012
It’s been about a week and a half since we arrived here in Dar and so much has been experienced so far. Since we got here a couple days before our professor and all the other students, we had a lot to figure out on our own. Finding the cheapest place to buy food, finding what food to buy, how to go about taking the various forms of transportation (the hectic three-wheel ‘bajaj’ being our favorite so far), and how much each of those forms cost are just a few of the many things facing us those first few days. The place we are staying at is an actual house on the grounds of a Catholic guesthouse. Father Aloysius, along with the various brothers and sisters, run the place, and they are so wonderful. They serve us breakfast every morning and clean our house/sheets every three days. They are patient with our attempts at speaking Swahili (which Levi is really amazing at…) and some have taken it upon themselves to personally further our Swahili vocabulary.
Levi has succeeded at making rosella, which is a type of juice made of rosella flowers and sugar (called karkade in Sudan) and we made
chapattis together, which tasted amazing! All the interns are here except one, and we are starting to get into the swing of things here. Pictures are en route. Fun fact of the week:
Lisa and Levi have been dating for nine whole months and four days!
There are more photos below